‘State’s structural violence pushes tribals into Naxals’ arms’

Ashraf Engineer

June 15, 2022

The Naxal insurgency is much reduced from its peak but it remains one of our most significant internal threats. Naxals target security forces, government workers and symbols of the Indian state, claiming to fight for tribals’ land and human rights in the face of a sustained assault from the government-industry nexus. What is this insurgency all about? Most importantly, what are the people right at the centre of it saying? All Indians Matter speaks to Ashutosh Bhardwaj, an author and journalist who has travelled extensively across and lived in the Red Corridor, documenting the conditions of tribes caught in the conflict.